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    2019-20 Eighth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge - Online Application Opens Oct. 1, 2019-April 3, 2020

    Congratulations to last year's P3 Eco-Challenge Winners!

    Driftwood Middle School First Place Winner  
    2019 First Place Overall School Winner, Driftwood Middle School - being presented with their winning banner, prize, and plaque by School Board Member Mrs. Laurie Rich Levinson at the awards ceremony (image above)

    Griffin Elementary 2019 Second Place Winner 2019 Overall School Runner-Up, Griffin Elementary, staff and students being presented with their winning check at the awards ceremony by School Board Member Mrs. Levinson (image on the right)


    What Is the P3 Eco-Challenge?  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) P3 Eco-Challenge recognizes and rewards traditional and charter BCPS schools, teachers, students, non-instructional and custodial staff for their efforts to learn about and implement environmentally sustainable measures and green initiatives within their schools and communities.  There are two types of P3 challenges:

    P3 School Challenge – For schools that demonstrate participation in or implementation of different sustainability metrics based on a rubric composed of 6 comprehensive categories:

    1. School Grounds Enhancement
    2. School Sustainability
    3. Curriculum Integration
    4. Community Involvement
    5. Administrative Support
    6. Innovation/Special Projects

    Environmental Stewardship Recognition – For BCPS teachers, students, non-instructional and custodial staff who show evidence of promoting civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, and education of environmental issues. The metrics of this category include: 

    1. Awareness and Involvement
    2. Current Professional Development/Affiliation
    3. Instructional Soundness/Creativity
    4. Skill Building


    The Broward P3 Eco-Challenge initiative is a multi-divisional and organizational effort among the Applied Learning Department of the Office of Academics, Environmental Health & Safety Department, Information & Technology Department of BCPS, and our partners, Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division and the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO).

  • P3 Eligibility

    ELIGIBILITY

    P3 School Challenge

    1. Open to all traditional and charter Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). It is a free competition for all traditional BCPS schools, staff, educators, students and volunteers.  Charter schools – please see the Charter School tab below before you begin your application(s).  
    2. Overall First Place P3 Eco-Challenge winners from the last five school years (2015-19) are ineligible to apply for this year's overall category.
    3. There is a 5-year hiatus for first place winners of the P3 Eco-Challenge Individual School Category in which they won first. They can apply for other categories.
    4. All activities described in the school application should reflect projects that are ongoing or will occur during the current school year.
    5. All applications with documentation are due online by April 3, 2020.
    6. Only complete nominations submitted on time will be considered.
    7. Before you start the online application, compile and type up your narratives in a Word document that you can cut and paste into the application. Rubrics/metrics and resources will assist you in your application.
    8. If your school is applying to all categories (top prize) you must also apply to the Florida Green Apple designation.  If your school is only applying to the individual categories, your school will receive 10 bonus points for having a Florida Green Apple designation.
    9. Finalist will be notified by April 20, 2020.


    Environmental Stewardship Recognition

    1. Open to traditional and charter Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, educators, non-instructional and custodial staff.  It is a free competition for all traditional BCPS schools, staff, educators, students and volunteers.  Charter schools – please see the Charter School tab below before you begin your application(s).  
    2. There is a 5-year hiatus for first place winners of the P3 Eco-Challenge Stewardship. First place winners can apply after the 5-year hiatus.
    3. All activities described in the individual application should reflect projects that are ongoing or will occur during the current school year.
    4. All applications with documentation should be received by the due date.
    5. Only complete nominations submitted on time will be considered.  All applications with documentation are due online by April 3, 2020.
    6. Rubrics and resources will assist you in your application.
    7. Finalists will be notified by April 20, 2020.

    The Water Conservation PSA is no longer part of the P3 Eco-Challenge but it still exists - please contact Maena Angelotti at mangelotti@broward.org for further information.

  • P3 Application

    2019-20 Eighth P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Application - Oct. 1, 2019-April 3, 2020

    Save the Date: Awards Ceremony (by invitation only) on May 6, 2020 (usually all applicants are invited to the ceremony)


    Online application opens Oct. 1, 2019, and closes April 3, 2010


    Schools please download the following before you begin your online application:

    1) P3 Eco-Challenge Metrics Summary (points for each category) - 2019-20 P3 School Metrics Summary

    2) P3 Eco-Challenge School Metrics for Categories I-V - P3 Eco-Challenge School Metrics for Categories I-V

    3) P3 Eco-Challenge School Metrics and Instructions for Category VI (this category theme changes yearly) – 2019-20 P3 School Metrics and Instructions for Category VI

    4)  2019-20 School Cover Sheet

    5) P3 School Online Application Instructions (how to apply using our online application) - 2019-20 P3 School Online Application Instructions

    6) School and Teacher Resources List (resources per category - has lesson plans with standards) – 2019-20 School and Teacher Resources

    7) Environmental Resources List (general environmental list) – 2019-20 Environmental Resource List

    8) Charter schools – additional requirements - see link P3 for Charter Schools below.

    9) Once you've uploaded the documents above and are ready to start your online application, go to https://webapp.browardschools.com/p3challenge

    Stewardship (Educators, Students, Non-Instructional* or Custodial Staff) please download the following before you begin your online application:

    1) P3 Stewardship Rubrics/Metrics - 2019-20 P3 Stewardship Rubrics

    2) P3 Instructions on How to Apply Online - 2019-20 P3 Stewardship Online Instructions

    3) School and Teacher Resources List (has lesson plans with standards) – 2019-20 School and Teacher Resources

    4) Environmental Resources List (general environmental list) – 2019-20 Environmental Resource List

    5) Charter schools – additional requirements (see P3 for Charter Schools link below)

    *Non-instructional can be volunteers, cafeteria staff, secretaries, bookkeepers, etc. They cannot be custodians (a separate category) or administrators, administrators please apply to the school category 5: Administrative Support 

    6) Once you've uploaded the documents above and are ready to start your online application, go to https://webapp.browardschools.com/p3challenge

    To see this year’s winners and their bios, see link below under Nominees and Winners.

    For further questions, send an email to: p3challenge@browardschools.com

    The Water Conservation PSA is no longer part of the P3 Eco-Challenge but it still exists - please contact Maena Angelotti at mangelotti@broward.org for further information.

  • P3 Prizes and New Items

    Save the Date: May 6, 2020 Awards Ceremony (by invitation only, however, all applicants are usually invited)

    PRIZES*

    P3 School Challenge:

    • Overall Categories (school applies to all categories): First Place (Gold) Winner and Runner-Up - $2,000 First Place (Gold) Winner, prizes for all winners.
    • 6 Individual School Categories: (I) School Grounds Enhancement, (II) School Sustainability, (III) Curriculum Integration, (IV) Community Involvement, (V) Administrative Support, and (VI) Innovation - prizes depend on the overall success of fundraising but generally $500 for first place of each category

    Environmental Stewardship Recognition:

    • Students: First Place Winner and Runner-Up in each level: Elementary, Middle, and High-$200 each First Place Winner; prizes for all winners
    • Educators: First Place Winner and Runner-Up in each level: Elementary, Middle, and High-$500 each First Place Winner, prizes for all winners
    • Non-Instructional: First Place Winner and Runner-Up – $250 for First Place Winner, prizes for all winners
    • Custodial Staff: First Place Winner and Runner-Up – $250 for First Place Winner, prizes for all winners

    *These are the anticipated minimum monetary awards based upon the overall success of fundraising. Last year the Overall School Winner received $2,000 and the runner-up received $1,000. Individual Category School Winners received $500 each, plus special awards from our sponsors. For a list of all winners and their prizes, see link below.

    NEW ITEMS

    The Water Conservation PSA is no longer part of the P3 Eco-Challenge, however it still exists - please contact Maena Angelotti at mangelotti@broward.org for further information.

    Florida Green Apple School Designation

    • 60 Possible Points for Schools Applying to All Categories:  If your school is applying to all categories, your school must also apply for the Florida Green Apple School Designation.  Your school should be listed under http://www.fldoe.org/schools/healthy-schools/green-schools.stmlThe information you provide to the Green Apple application directly applies to the P3 Eco-Challenge!
    • 10 Bonus Points For Schools Applying to the P3 Individual Categories Only: If your school applies and is designated as a Florida Green Apple School, as shown in http://www.fldoe.org/schools/healthy-schools/green-schools.stml, you will receive 10 bonus points.

    The Florida Green Apple School Designation application is a comprehensive evaluation tool that details the program’s requirements and provides links to best management practices and technical assistance to help you achieve Florida Green School designation. The applications directly reflect each of the program’s six areas of operation: Communication and Education, Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling, and Air Quality and Transportation. For more info go to https://floridadep.gov/osi/green-school-designation/content/apply-green-school-designationrenew

    BCPS traditional schools - If you need assistance with data for your school, contact p3challenge@browardschools.com

  • P3 Resources

    P3 RESOURCES


    Questions? Send an email to p3challenge@browardschools.com

  • P3 Winners and Nominees (Bios and Programs)

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    P3 Eco-Challenge Results

    2018-19 Sixth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2017-18 Sixth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2016-17 Fifth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2015-16 Fourth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2014-15 Third Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2013-14 Second 
    Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2012-13 First Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

  • P3 for Charter Schools

    CHARTER SCHOOLS in BROWARD COUNTY, FL

    Welcome to the P3 Eco-Challenge! The Broward P3 Eco-Challenge initiative is a multi-divisional and organizational partnership between the Broward County Public Schools (Applied Learning Department of the Office of Academics, Environmental Health and Safety Department, Information & Technology Department), Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division and the Environmental Conservation Organization. It is a district competition that welcomes charter schools but will be charged a fee to enter.

    Charter schools – charges for application:

    Application Type Fees

    • One application – for one individual school category (excludes overall school category) or one individual Stewardship category (student, teacher, non-instructional or custodial staff)
      $20.00
    • Multiple applications – for Overall School Category (top prize of $2,000), multiple school categories or multiple Stewardship applicants
      $100.00
       

    Make check payable to Environmental Conservation Organization. Please do not send cash. Include the following information (attach completed P3 Charter School Cover Sheet) with your check:

    1. Applicant's name(s) and/or school name
    2. Amount included
    3. Category (e.g. Educator, School Category I. School Grounds Enhancement) of each application if more than one
       

    Mail check and application cover form to:

    Attn: Dawn Miller-Walker

    Environmental Conservation Organization
    1440 SE 15th St, Suite 4
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

     

    Please send your check when you open up your online application; applications will not be judged if checks are not received by the closing date of the online application.

    Checks are nonrefundable.

     

    For further questions, send an email to: p3challenge@browardschools.com

  • P3 Sponsors

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    P3 Annual Sponsors

    All nominees receive generous awards and prizes for their stewardship, thanks to our very generous sponsors.  We wish to thank all of our sponsors for supporting our schools, educators, administrators, students, custodial and non-instructional individuals in their environmental efforts!

    2019 P3 Eco-Challenge sponsors 2018-19 Seventh Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2017-18 Sixth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2016-17 Fifth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2015-16 Fourth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2014-15 Third Annual P3 Eco-Challenge


    2013-14 Second 
    Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

    2012-13 First Annual P3 Eco-Challenge

  • About P3

    About the P3 Eco-Challenge


    The Broward P3 Eco-Challenge engages and rewards traditional and charter BCPS schools, teachers, students, administrators, non-instructional and custodial staff in learning about and implementing environmentally sustainable measures and green initiatives within their schools and communities.

    This initiative is a multi-divisional and organizational effort among the Applied Learning Department of the Office of Academics websiteEnvironmental Health & Safety DepartmentInformation & Technology Department of BCPS, and their partners, Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division and the Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO).  

    On January 17, 2018, Broward County Public Schools was one of a few districts that were awarded a Florida Green School District gold designation, the highest level of distinction, at the Florida Healthy School District Symposium for going beyond the minimum requirements of Florida Statutes. The district has been awarded the gold designation since then.  To learn more about the Florida Green School initiative visit their website.

    On October 29, 2013, the P3 Eco-Challenge team won the Florida Green Schools Award (district level) for its efforts in the district’s environmental initiatives.

    The P3 Team and some of the 2012-13 winners

    Pictured above - The P3 Team and some of the 2012-13 winners.


    There are two P3 challenges: The P3 School Challenge and the Environmental Stewardship Recognition. Competitors in the school challenge must document participation in or implementation of sustainable practices in one or more of the categories of School Grounds Enhancement, School Sustainability, Curriculum Integration, Community Involvement, Administrative Support, and Innovation/Special Projects. The Environmental Stewardship Recognition originated from our partner, Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), and has been incorporated into the P3 challenge. The stewardship competition involves educators, students, non-instructional and custodial staff demonstrating evidence of promoting civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, and educational awareness of environmental issues under the categories of Awareness and Involvement, Current Professional Development/Affiliation, Instructional Soundness and Creativity, and Skill Building. Further information, resources, and the application can be accessed online through the main P3 website.

    Participants in the Broward P3 Eco-Challenge will be recognized for their efforts during an award ceremony at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. Top prize for the school that best exemplifies the green practices overall receives the P3 top award of $2,000 and the top teachers will receive $500. School category winners, students, educators, non-instructional and custodial staff winners will also receive awards.

    CONTACT:

    Applied Learning Department, Office of Academics Division – via email at p3challenge@browardschools.com

Contact Information

  • Applied Learning: STEM +CS

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1880

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

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    Dr. Lisa Milenkovic

    Supervisor

P3 Announcements

  • Congratulations to this year's P3 Eco-Challenge winners!  Driftwood Middle School was the overall school winner, and Griffin Elementary was the runner-up.  To see all nominees and winners, scroll down this page to P3 Links and click the P3 Winners and Nominees (Bios and Programs).

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  • Watch the 2017-18 Awards Ceremony video here.  This link will take you outside of the BCPS website.

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